Pre-Pack

Insolvency forum challenges pre-pack transparency

A forum set up by the Insolvency Practitioners Association has called for transparency reporting in pre-pack administrations to be more than a box ticking exercise

18 Jun 2010

IASB should put this battle on hold

The IASB is trying to push through international standards convergence and fair value rules, so the battle over IAS 37 can wait

01 Apr 2010

Costly new rules will put a drag on pre-packs

Plans to change the rules surrounding pre-packaged administrations by the government could drive up costs and undermine the process, IPs haved warned

01 Apr 2010

Video: Pre-pack changes and anti-avoidance

Changes to pre-pack rules and anti-avoidance measures in the Budget

24 Mar 2010

Changes to pre-packs could cost creditors

Industry experts warn costs could spiral upwards for creditors following changes to pre-packaged administrations

22 Mar 2010

Chez Gerard backers consider pre-pack

Banks consider their options to pay off debt

03 Mar 2010

BDO announces Latitude pre-pack

Latitude sold off in pre-pack administration

12 Jan 2010

Opinion splits over pre-pack transparency reform

Calls for IPs to split the work on pre-pack administrations in two

03 Dec 2009

OFT delves into insolvency market

Office of Fair Trading to investigate creditor's concerns over insolvency fees and recovery rates

19 Nov 2009

HMRC demands VAT up front from revived pre-pack businesses

Taxman accused of thwarting enterprise by issuing penalty fees for phoenix companies

03 Nov 2009

Pre-pack rescue for pattern book maker

Failed attempt at time-to-pay tax help pushes P&J into administration

19 Oct 2009

Pre-packs face scrutiny and calls for more transparency

Clydesdale Financial Services case could see other creditors asking for reviews of pre-pack deals

15 Oct 2009

Tootsies enters administration

Tootsies pre-pack by BDO's joint administrators saves 278 jobs

13 Oct 2009

Pre-packs may be "morally questionable"

Turnaround Director Panel finds pre-packs need even more transparency

13 Oct 2009

UK sweetmaking trio enter administration

PwC called in at Mr Lucky Bags, Stockleys Sweets and Teepee Creative

24 Sep 2009

High and Mighty sold to J.D. Williams via pre-pack

100 jobs, 14 outlets of menswear retailer saved by PwC administrators

11 Sep 2009

Desnos slates pre-packs

Euler Hermes chief exec warns of pre-pack abuse as company collapses near record levels

11 Sep 2009

Pre-pack saves Haymills, PwC says

Property contracting company saved from 'fraught' task of finding a buyer while in administration by behind closed doors sale

13 Aug 2009

Lombok snapped up through pre-pack brokered by KPMG

124 out of 161 jobs at the high-end furniture retailer secured because of the pre-pack

30 Jul 2009

IPs praised on pre-packs, but must do better: Insolvency Service

Insolvency Service say insolvency experts have taken positive approach but regulator will still 'be looking to strengthen SIP 16 to ensure it gives creditors what they want. '

22 Jul 2009

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